Comment posted RIP Helensburgh town centre: Waitrose out of town location approved by Nigel Macleod.
Sensible decision at last from the council. There were ever only two sites for a new supermarket and petrol station (both of which Helensburgh badly needs) – the Waitrose site or the top of Sinclair Street. A supermarket at the pierhead would be Helensburgh’s volcano – better bury the town centre in lava!
I fear CHORD will destroy the town for retailers – better reconsider and spend the money making the pierhead attractive.
Recent comments by Nigel Macleod
- Poor communications from Council in handover to private operator of island ferries
Do islanders really want no ferry operating? Seems to me A&B coucil have done the best thing possible and appointed a company to manage the operation that they know from the Jura ferry. I do agree communication seems to have gone awry with islanders.
However , non-compliance with MCA regulations is not an option.
- CalMac hope to finalise winter timetable for usual October start
Anyone who knows anything about Calmac ferries understands what the operational issues that they are trying to reconcile for the winter timetable. This is also complicated by the contradictory statements in the Ferries Plan published in Dec-12 , which says on one page that vessel allocation to routes is a decision for the operator (Calmac) and on another page says that MV Isle of Arran will provide extra services to Coll, Tiree , etc this winter. Knowing the three vessels , I think that MV Isle of Arran is the least suitable vessel for this roster.
- Super Puma situation worrying
Murdoch , I agree with you. The AAIB must have ruled out any suspicion of a technical fault to be allowing the aircraft to fly again.
- Western Ferries’ Sound of Soay launched, Sound of Seil due Thursday
Get your facts right. CalMac don’t get anything – CMAL do. They are completely seperate enties and have to be to satisfy EU rules on subsidies. I suspect CalMac didn’t actually want to order anything at all or possibly one omly like Western Ferries.
- Dunoon-Gourock Ferry Action Group public meeting
Most commercial operators are currently trying to sell their high-speed craft as their fuel consumption is horrific.
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